Home Improvements for Sustainable Living

Our house is in need of some work.  We started notic­ing lit­tle things last year but we just haven’t had the time or money to fix them up. That hasn’t stopped me from imag­in­ing how I would improve our home if we could.  I find myself on the HGTV web­site all the time look­ing for eco-friendly ways to improve our home and redecorate.

We have sev­eral projects we need to tackle. We want to use sus­tain­able mate­ri­als to put new sid­ing on our house and add some solar pan­els for energy effi­ciency. Our long-time goal has been to have a run-off drainage sys­tem to col­lect rain­wa­ter for water­ing the gar­den. Most impor­tantly, both of our bath­rooms need over­hauls because the pre­vi­ous own­ers took short cuts which have caused mold to build up. Black mold is a silent killer and causes all sorts of health prob­lems.  We really need to get it out before it causes dam­age to our family’s health.

We have thought about refi­nanc­ing but we didn’t want to pay the clos­ing costs and go through all the paper­work again.  For­tu­nately, we found a great alter­na­tive with the FHA refi­nanc­ing rates.  Through their stream­line sys­tem we don’t have to do the mas­sive amounts of paper­work involved in refi­nanc­ing.  They use the orig­i­nal paper­work from our mort­gage to com­plete the process.  We can even struc­ture it so there are no out-of-pocket expenses for us. This will free up some money and make our daily liv­ing more sustainable.

There’s some good news for vet­er­ans, too.  They have a VA stream­line refi­nance pro­gram for hon­or­ably dis­charged vet­er­ans with mort­gages in good stand­ing.  My father was a vet­eran and I really appre­ci­ate any pro­grams that sup­port those who have serve our country.

We can’t wait to start work­ing on our much-needed home improve­ments.  Every­thing we want to do will reduce our expenses and improve the qual­ity of our home envi­ron­ment.  I can’t wait to get started.

What would you change in your home to make it more healthy and eco-friendly?

Dis­claimer:  This is a spon­sored post writ­ten by me for Blogver­tise.  All opin­ions are 100% my own and I was encour­aged to be hon­est in my review.  You can find more infor­ma­tion in my Dis­clo­sure Pol­icy.

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